Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

This modern retelling of Antigone has shaken the world with its impact and multiple nominations in prestigious book awards for its content and writing. In this relatively short novel Kamila Shamsie weaves the lives of an immigrant family living in the UK: three siblings who were orphaned when they were young and their relationship with … Continue reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

Set in Japan, written by an Indonesian author who lives in Singapore, this book was known as the new emerging Asian mystery novel that is atmospheric with an amazing writing style. What I stumbled upon instead was a main character who is a wet blanket, a mystery that fails to entertain nor intrigue me, and … Continue reading Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Another incredible work by the talented Sally Rooney! After adoring Conversations with Friends earlier this year, of which review you can read here, I was eager to read her second book, which people claim was even better than the first one. In this novel, we follow Connell and Marianne, when they were only in high school … Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney